We are right in the midst of Draft season and the Philadelphia Eagles are set up with a total of seven picks, three of which come in the first two rounds. With a lot of players departing via Free Agency and other key players getting up there in age, it’s essential that the Eagles nail these picks right on the head.
Below is an Eagles-Only mock draft done by myself and fellow writer, Sean Brennan. This is the first of three that we will complete before the 2019 NFL Draft which takes place on April 25th. These picks were determined by a combination of both Philadelphia’s roster needs and the projected best players available at each pick.
Round 1 (#25)
Jordan – Christian Wilkins DL Clemson
A dominate defensive force on multiple National Championship teams. Wilkins replaces the loss of Michael Bennett and gives the Eagles some depth/youth.
OBJ-esque interception by @DelawareFB's Nasir Adderley
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) October 28, 2017
Round 2 (#53)
Jordan – Chauncey Garnder-Johnson S Florida
Depth at the Safety position was a concern entering this offseason. CGJ has some very polished cover skills that could prove to be valuable if Jenkins, McLeod or etc. go down.
Chauncey Gardner! 😤🔨💥 pic.twitter.com/BQdmm5mfgP
— WeAreDBnation (@WeAreDBNation1) June 26, 2018
Sean – Dalton Risner OL Kansas St.
The Eagles need to start thinking about the future as Jason Peters and company aren’t getting any younger. Risner’s ability to play multiple positions along the line is essential.
Round 2 (#57)
Jordan – David Montgomery RB Iowa St.
It’s no mystery that the Eagles need to revamp their run game. Montgomery is one of the few backs in this Draft class that could be considered an every down back.
David Montgomery snatched that last dude’s soul. pic.twitter.com/NazFUdLrG5
— Chris Burke (@ChrisBurkeNFL) December 29, 2018
Sean – Deebo Samuel WR South Carolina
The Eagles could continue to build their WR depth with this selection. Samuel is lightning fast and could learn from a veteran like DeSean Jackson.
Round 4 (#127)
Jordan – Tytus Howard LT Alabama St.
Some insurance for Jason Peters and a potential replacement down the road. Howard has all of the tools and with improvement on his technique could become Carson’s future bodyguard.
Benny Snell was getting into the end zone, no matter what. pic.twitter.com/fNUYKddB18
— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) November 3, 2018
Round 4 (#138)
Jordan – T.J. Edwards LB Wisconsin
With Hicks departing to Arizona, the Eagles are desperate for LB help. Edwards racked up big numbers during his tenure playing in the BIG10.
LOVE ✈️ RAYMOND
— USU Football (@USUFootball) October 27, 2018
Round 5 (#163)
Jordan – Stanley Morgan Jr. WR Nebraska
Philadelphia could use some more youth/depth in their WR corps. Morgan’s route running is among the best in this Draft Class.
Stanley Morgan to the 🏠!
The Huskers are on the board against the Badgers, and Stan the Man hits the turbo boosters: pic.twitter.com/cbAFK18sls
— Nebraska On BTN (@NebraskaOnBTN) October 8, 2017
Round 6 (#197)
Jordan – Kinsley Keke DL Texas A&M
More depth for the Eagles on the defensive line. Kinlsey has the athleticism that the Eagles tend to look for along the front seven.
Akron LB Ulysees Gilbert III vs. RB Darnell Woolfork in 1-on-1s.
Advantage Gilbert pic.twitter.com/N6RQHEZaHg
— The Draft Network (@DraftNetworkLLC) January 15, 2019
Jordan is the founder of Sports Are Philly and a graduate of Misericordia University.
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